Slide 1Slide 2Slide 3Slide 4

Welcome to the Michigan Census Research Data Center. 

The Michigan Census Research Data Center (MCRDC) is a joint project of the U.S. Bureau of the Census and the University of Michigan to enable qualified researchers with approved projects to access unpublished Census data in order to conduct research that benefits Census Bureau programs.  Learn More


News and Events

Call for Papers - 2014 Research Data Center Annual Research Conference

June 12, 2014, Census Headquarters, Washington, DC

The Census Headquarters Research Data Center (RDC) is welcoming proposals to present papers at the 2014 Annual RDC Research Conference. The conference will be a day of concurrent paper sessions and a keynote presentation. Papers should be based on current or recent research using data from the nationwide network of RDCs. Data for the research include demographic, business, and linked employee-employer data from the U.S. Census Bureau and health data from the National Center for Health Statistics and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The research should involve statistical analyses on nonpublic versions of the data from these government agencies.

Call for Papers


Conducting Research Using the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP)


Introductory Workshop - Application Deadline Extended to April 7, 2014

The Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, in collaboration with the National Poverty Center at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, invites applications to participate in a five-day workshop June 23-27, 2014, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  The workshop will introduce participants to the use of micro-data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) and provide hands-on applications to prepare them to conduct their own SIPP-based research project.

Application Deadline: Participant applications must be received by 5 PM Eastern Time on Monday, April 7, 2014

Request for Applications 
  
Advanced Workshop on the SIPP Synthetic Beta (SSB)

The Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, in collaboration with the National Poverty Center at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, invites applications to participate in a five-day workshop, June 23-27, 2014, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  This advanced workshop will introduce participants to the use of the Survey of Income and Program Participation Synthetic Beta (SSB) and provide hands-on applications to prepare them to conduct their own SSB-based research.

Application Deadline: Participant applications must be received by 5 PM Eastern Time on Monday, March 3, 2014 

Request for Applications



Data News

  • SSEL Update - 20 December 2013

    The new 2012 Standard Statistical Establishment List (SSEL) data will be available for the approved and authorized projects in the Research Data Centers on December 20th, 2013.

    Read More

  • ILBD Update - 30 May 2013

    The updated Integrated Longitudinal Business Database (ILBD) files will be available on May 30th, 2013 to approved projects that are authorized to use these data. The ILBD is developed by CJ Krizan who is part of the CES research staff. For years 2005 forward, there is a noise variable "factor" that researchers should use when making tabulations for disclosure purposes.

    Read More

     

  • LFTTD - 02 May 2013

    The updated 2009 and new 2010-2011 Longitudinal Firm Trade Transactions Database (LFTTD) will be made available on May 2nd, 2013 for approved projects that are authorized to use these data in the ResearchData Centers.

    LFTTD links individual trade transactions to firms in the United States. This data has two components: (i) transaction-level export data (Foreign Trade Data - Export) linked to information on firms operating in the United States; (ii) transaction-level import data (Foreign Trade Data - Import) linked to information on firms operating in the United States. The firm identifiers on the LFTTD can be used to link trade transactions by firms to many other Census data products (LBD, Economic Censuses, surveys, etc.)

    Read More

CES Dissertation Mentorship Program

The Center for Economic Studies wants to assist doctoral candidates who are actively engaged in dissertation research in economics or a related field using Census Bureau microdata at a Research Data Center. 

Read More